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céng
adv. once, formerly
Other meanings
[zēng]   char. related as between great-grandchildren and great-grandparents
[zēng]   n. Zeng (family name)
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'曾' is part of the following simplified words:
 僧 增 憎 甑 矰 缯 罾 赠 蹭
'曾' is part of the following traditional words:
 僧 增 憎 甑 矰 繒 罾 贈 蹭
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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sì céng xiāng shí
phr. seem to have met before
céng jīng
adv. once, formerly, previously
wèi céng
adv. have not, never before
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wǒ céng zài guì gōng sī gōng zuò guò liǎng nián .
phr. I worked in this company for two years.
bù céng
adv. never
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wǒ hái bù céng qù guo běi jīng .
phr. I have never been to Beijing.
céng jǐ hé shí
n. only a short while ago, before long